Journal article

Automatic Recognition of Gait Patterns Exhibiting Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Using a Support Vector Machine Approach

Daniel TH Lai, Pazit Levinger, Rezaul K Begg, Wendy Lynne Gilleard, Marimuthu Palaniswami

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BIOMEDICINE | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common disorder that afflicts people across all age groups, and results in various degrees of knee pain. The diagnosis of PFPS is difficult since the exact biomechanical factors and the extent to which they are affected by the disorder are still unknown. Recent research has reported significant statistical differences in ground reaction forces (GRFs) and foot kinematics, which could be indicative of PFPS, but the interrelationship between many of these measures and the pathology have been absent so far. In this paper, we applied the support vector machines (SVMs) to detect PFPS gait based on 14 GRF and 16 foot kinematic features recorded from 27 subje..

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